A new set of Ghost in the Shell-themed limited edition ukiyo-e woodcut prints with artwork by Kazuchika Kise is now available for pre-order. Hit the jump to check them out.
The concept of the light novel, generally pulpy books, generally aimed at teens and young adults, is credited as starting with 1975's launch of Sonorama Bunko. At age 40, it's time for the form to grow up a bit, and Mainichi Shimbun Publishing is taking that opportunity to introduce μNOVEL, a new light novel imprint aimed at adult readers in their 30s and 40s.
Pazzy Entertainment is creating a series of ukiyo-e prints inspired by the artwork of the Ghost in the Shell anime, and the 1st print in the series reproduces a design by Hiroyuki Okiura using traditional woodcut techniques. Hit the jump to check it out.
The upcoming stage play adaptation of Ghost in the Shell ARISE, entitled Ghost in the Shell ARISE: GHOST is ALIVE, has revealed key visuals featuring lead actress Kaede Aono in costume in her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai Visual is releasing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to Japanese home video on Bluray and DVD in October of 2015. Hit the jump to learn the details.
An extended preview video featuring a 12 minute sequence from the new Ghost in the Shell: Shin Gekijōban theatrical film is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
To coincide with the release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture and to continue the 25th anniversary celebrations for Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga, three independent TV stations in the Kanto region of Japan will be re-broadcasting Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex beginning in April. Hit the jump for more info.
Japanese digital bookstores today start offering the 191-page first volume of acclaimed manga artist Masamune Shirow's major debut work Applesheed for the first time. The original print edition was published in Japan on February 5, 1985, from Seishinsha without serialization on magazines beforehand. Hit the jump for more details.
Third in Seven Seas' manga license announcement week is Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, the sci-fi manga written by Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and illustrated by Excel Saga manga author Koshi Rikudo. Get a look after the jump.